Education & Events

Field Trips and Field Experiences

Visitors of all ages from preschool through senior citizens will benefit from experiential and educational visits to 1000 Islands. Our naturalists work with the teacher or group leader to ensure programs and activities supplement and enhance classroom curricula or group interests.

We offer half-day and full-day Field Trips. The cost for a half-day Field Trip is $3/student ($50 minimum fee) and $5/student ($75 minimum fee) for a full day. Please refer to the Program Guide for more pricing information.

Program Guide (PDF)

Program Listings (PDF)

1000 Islands Summer Program Offerings (PDF)

Field Trip Request Form (PDF)

Preparing for Your Field Trip (PDF)

Educator Loan Program

All program and educational materials are available for loan to area educators. Materials include specimens, equipment, lesson plans, and program kits. For specific items available contact 1000 Islands at 920-766-4733 or email at

Classes, Programs, and Camps

1000 Islands provides a variety of nature-inspired classes, programs, and workshops for the entire family. We welcome you to join us for a great learning experience.

1000 Islands Programs Jan-March

1000 Islands Programs April-June

1000 Islands Summer 2024 Public Programs

Scout Programs

Cub Scouts

Join an achievement-based program designed by our naturalists to meet adventure requirements. Adventures are currently offered for Bears, Wolves, and Webelos.

Eagle Scout Projects

We offer a variety of opportunities for Eagle Scout projects. Contact 1000 Islands at 920-766-4733 or email to discuss options and timing.

Girl Scouts

1000 Islands works with Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes to develop programs based on badge requirements. To view classes held at 1000 Islands and to register for a class, contact GSNWGL at 888-747-6945 or email at


Eagle Days

Eagle watching along the lower Fox River can be spectacular. 1000 Islands has always been an ideal area each winter to watch eagles either perched in large trees along the water’s edge or soaring above. They are drawn to areas of open water in search of fish, their preferred food. Early morning or sunset is a prime time during the day to see eagles flying and fishing.

Each year, on the 4th Saturday in January 1000 Islands hosts Eagle Days. Eagle lovers of all ages come to watch eagles fishing, soaring overhead, or roosting in nearby trees. Eagle Days is a family day and we provide an educational program featuring a live bald eagle. Other activities include a full-size replica of an eagle’s nest, hands-on eagle activities, children’s crafts, a coloring contest, door prizes, and more. All activities are free.

2024 Eagle Days

National Eagle Center

American Eagle Foundation

National Eagle Repository

Wisconsin DNR

Focus on the Fox

The Fox River is a major resource in the area and the main focus of the 1000 Islands Conservancy Zone. It has been central to our history, industry, and environment. In celebration of World Rivers Day, 1000 Islands Environmental Center will hold its second Focus on the Fox event to highlight the wonderful resource that we have right here in our backyard.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 10 AM until 3 PM and will feature a river cleanup, nature hikes, fishing, a scavenger hunt, and more. This is a free, family-focused event. All are welcome to attend!

Check out this link for complete details: 2023 Focus on the Fox